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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

City: Grosse Pointe

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Panel 15

Brief Description of Subject: A shield, separated into three sections, is inscribed within two circles. The upper-left section of the shield is bisected by a zig-zag line, with gold on the left side and red on the right. The lower-left section of the shield has a white background with nine in-painted swords. A small portion of the upper-right portion of the shield contains the same white/sworded-type piece, but it contains five swords. The remaining third section is larger and has a blue background with five white in-painted lions. The abstract pieces that surround the shield to form a circle are solid white. The outer circular border contains several gold, white, and/or blue pieces, many of which are in-painted with leaf, floral, or sun patterns. There is a gold in-painted lion’s face at the bottom of the outer circle.

Heraldic significance:
Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. The shield in this panel represents the arms of Sir John Cheyne.

Panel 15
Panel 15

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